Folk News 

Mackin Carroll Drops New EP ‘Damascus’

There may not be any shortage of acoustic folk rock singer-songwriters out there, but the good news is that Los Angeles based Mackin Carroll isn’t just your run of the mill artist. Would it be cliche of me to say that something about his twangy brand of folk stands out? Or that his goofy personality, played out thoroughly in the video for “Sleepwalking”, sets him apart from the pack? Maybe, but it would also be true.  Please follow and like us:

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Craig Owens (Chiodos, D.R.U.G.S.) Teases New Project and Deal

Craig Owens has been a fixture on the music scene for several years, fronting such notable acts as Chiodos and Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows (D.R.U.G.S.). The man never really stops creating, having several side projects as well. It seems that Owens has found another new outlet and is getting serious about it. Whether he is gearing up for another record deal fronting his older, beloved ventures or doing something new is unclear. Owens showed it is a serious move, posting a video snippet of himself (presumably) signing a contract….

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News Singer/Songwriter 

STREAM: Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties “Goodbye, Carolina Blues”

In anticipation of Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties‘ upcoming EP, the singer-songwriter released a new song titled “Goodbye, Carolina Blues.” Bittersweet is scheduled to release on May 20 through Fearless Records. Pre-orders for the EP are available now. You can purchase a CD here or buy concert tickets here. Check out a stream of the song, below, and let us know what you think of it, in the comments section. Please follow and like us:

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WATCH: Quinell “You Are Mine” Music Video

Canadian singer-songwriter, Quinell, just premiered a video for his new single “You Are Mine,” which is the story behind his great grandparents love. Filled with catchy melodies and soothing vocals, you’re bound to have this song on repeat as soon as it begins. If you’re into musicians like Noah Gundersen, or William Fitzsimmons, or even if you just like emotional songwriting that tears at the heartstrings, be sure to take a listen. You can read what Quinell has to say about the song, and check out the song after the jump. Be sure…

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Indie News Pop Punk Singer/Songwriter 

Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties Announce EP; Release “’67, Cherry Red”

Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties announced the release of his new, three-track EP titled Bittersweet. The EP is scheduled to release on May 20, 2016 through Fearless Records. In anticipation of the release, West released a song titled “’67, Cherry Red” that tells the story of his father’s 1967 Mustang and how he’s contemplating on selling it to a previous owner. “’67, Cherry Red” follows off right where West’s journey left off on his debut album, We Don’t Have Each Other. The track is less acoustic than its 2015 counterparts, but if it is any indication of…

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STREAM: Brian Kapler “Falling Apart”

Brooklyn, New York singer-songwriter, Brian Kapler, released a new single titled “Falling Apart” this week. Kapler, who previously fronted pop rock band Permanent Me, decided to focus on his own solo career following the band’s break up. The musician’s decision to do some soul searching and reinvent his sound is starting to pay off. “You got me falling apart, and in the morning you go and break my heart,” Kaper sings in the heart-wrenching song that sounds so much more developed than most solo projects.  “But the clock ran away with all of…

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Anthony Raneri Signs With Hopeless Records

Anthony Raneri, frontman of Bayside, has announced that he has signed with Hopeless Records for the upcoming release of his solo album, Sorry State Of Mind. He previously released his debut solo album, New Cathedrals, back in 2012. The new solo album is set to be available for purchase on June 30. On top of the announcement, Anthony has also premiered the lyric video for his new single, “Gone,” on Billboard. You can check out the video after the jump. Congrats to Anthony! If you want to listen to more of Anthony’s…

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Alternative News 

Iron & Wine Shares Short Film

There is nothing better than having the chance to learn about a musician by listening to what they have to say. Earlier this year, singer-songwriter Sam Beam (also known as Iron & Wine) announced that he would be releasing an archival series of recordings from around 2002, when his first album The Creek Drank the Cradle came out. The first volume of the series was released in late February, and contains 16 digital songs that were originally recorded onto a cassette. As part of this series, Iron & Wine has partnered with Picture Show, a production group,…

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News Rock 

Paul McCartney Announces First UK Tour In Three Years

Paul McCartney, sure isn’t slowing down anytime soon. The English singer has announced that he will be back in Europe this summer for nine special tour dates. The shows will be his the first UK performances since his he played at the Royal Albert Hall in 2012. McCartney will begin the tour in London on May 23 and will travel throughout the UK and Europe before finishing off the tour in Stockholm on July 9. Check out the list of dates and locations for the tour below the jump and…

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GUEST BLOG: Which Came First – The College Or The Career?

The entertainment industry loves youth. This very much includes the music industry. Obviously. I feel very comfortable making this statement, though I will admit I’m not actually sure if it’s true. I just know that I have felt throughout my life a continuous, ever growing pressure to “make it” before I am “too old.” This leads me to the very real conundrum young artists face: If you want to be an artist/a musician, should you go to college or go straight into the real world and try to make it?…

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